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Near West End fire closes some streets

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)--CBS 6 crews are on the scene of a house fire in a neighborhood near the Westwood Country Club.

The first Henrico Fire units arrived on scene in less than 4 minutes from the time of dispatch. Units initially encountered heavy smoke and some fire venting from the structure. A working fire was declared at 5:54pm and crews immediately began to conduct an aggressive interior fire attack and search operation. At one point during the incident crews had to temporarily switch to an exterior fire attack operation. Crews then were able to re-enter the structure to conduct salvage operations in an effort to prevent further damage to the structure and the occupant’s belongings.

The situation was marked under control at 6:23pm with some fire crews expected to remain on scene for a few hours. All occupants have been accounted for. The occupants will be displaced and the Red Cross has been contacted to assist them. The Fire Marshall’s Office is conducting the investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire.



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